SUMMARY OF MATTHEW 27:45-56
Jesus hung for three hours in this darkness. At the ninth hour, Jesus cries out to God, asking why He has forsaken him. Some who were there thought Jesus was crying for Elijah. They immediately ran to get a sponge and put wine vinegar on it. These people offered it to Jesus to drink. They waited to see if Elijah would come and save him. Jesus cried out again and then died. At that moment, the curtain in the temple was torn in two, the earth shook and the rocks split. Tombs broke open and the bodies of many holy people who were dead came to life. They came out of their tombs and appeared to many people after Jesus’s resurrection.
Those who were there with Jesus when he died, including the Roman centurion believed he was the Son of God. Many women were there who had followed Jesus from Galilee. These included Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zedebee’s sons.
Questions for Matthew 27:45-56
9) The women probably because I am a woman. Truthfully, any of the people. I would have felt helpless and would have just waited, praying.
10) To pay the price for sin, Jesus, God’s sinless Son, had to die. That is extreme and costly. His death should signal just how serious sin and its consequences are to God and should show us God’s great love for us with Jesus’ death.
11) The earth was clouded in darkness for three hours. Darkness is a symbol of sin. At that moment, the curtain in the temple was torn in two. This signifies that we all immediately had access to God. There would be no need for a priest to be the only one who could be with God. The earth shook and the rocks split. These are signs of God’s power and judgement. Tombs broke open and the bodies of many holy people who were dead came to life. They came out of their tombs and appeared to many people after Jesus’s resurrection. This shows what will happen when we will be resurrected.
Conclusions to WordGo Christ’s Life and Work Matthew 27:45-56
Jesus gave up his spirit for us. How amazing! We are made righteous by his death. We are free. Do you live in this freedom each and every day?